Faculty Profile

Faculty for Architecture and Landscape Sciences

The Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and environmental planning in an internationally outstanding way. In the research focus Habitats of the Future / Future Habitats, interdisciplinarity is the basis for reflection and innovation in building, as well as in relation to biodiversity and the climate crisis in urban and rural areas.

As an expression of the search for spatial quality at all levels of scale, design is the focus of the study of architecture and landscape architecture. The quality of teaching is reflected in the annual publications of the faculty HOCHWEIT and in the awards for student research projects and theses. The courses of study in architecture are at the forefront of architectural education in Germany (CHE Ranking 2019). In Europe, Leibniz Universität is among the 50 best schools of architecture (Domus Guide 2017). In the most important international ranking of landscape architecture and environmental planning, the Barcelona Biennial of Landscape Architecture, Leibniz University is regularly ranked as the only German university among the ten best educational institutions worldwide.

This exceptional position of the faculty is flanked by a strong international orientation.

Cooperation with currently 77 universities worldwide enables students in Bachelor and Master's degrees to spend a semester abroad. Students from abroad start their studies at our faculty - also in English. Spacious workspaces, which are open to all students around the clock, create ideal conditions for their studies and for direct communication between students and lecturers.